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Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You?

Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You?

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  • Nothing groundbreaking here, but it does remind me of one of my favorite quotes from my mom: “Money’s like yogurt. You gotta have some to make some.”

    Explaining how you got it to begin with only sounds like bragging if that’s what you’re doing. Alternately, you could disclose where you got your head

    Nothing groundbreaking here, but it does remind me of one of my favorite quotes from my mom: “Money’s like yogurt. You gotta have some to make some.”

    Explaining how you got it to begin with only sounds like bragging if that’s what you’re doing. Alternately, you could disclose where you got your head start by being, you know, openly grateful.

  • In 2019, there is more near-insta opportunities than ever before (for everyone; not just wet-behind-the-ears younger jobbers).

    Yet, here we have a publisher wanting a journalist to ANAL-lyze another twisted aspect of the "Millennial minds" - which, now, apparently has much to do with take-care-of-me

    In 2019, there is more near-insta opportunities than ever before (for everyone; not just wet-behind-the-ears younger jobbers).

    Yet, here we have a publisher wanting a journalist to ANAL-lyze another twisted aspect of the "Millennial minds" - which, now, apparently has much to do with take-care-of-me conditioning and/or not having had the correct upbringing / values taught around self-reliance, as well as what it means to strive (be rewarded for) a HAND-UP (as needed) versus expecting (demanding) a HAND-OUT?

    As soon as the author tied in 'Wealth Inequality' to the arguments, I tuned out.

    What I find very unrealized (especially in the brains of many Millennial-thinking type) is this raw reality of life:

    Financial wealth, the measurement of it against anybody else, is supposed to be unequal, just by the very nature of how we humans aren’t autobots.

    In other words, we’re not robotic entities each producing the same daily effort, thereby resulting in the same output.

  • I'm reminded of this older (Quartz!) article about entrepreneurship: https://qz.com/455109/entrepreneurs-dont-have-a-special-gene-for-risk-they-come-from-families-with-money/

    "Following your dreams is dangerous,” a 31-year-old woman who runs in social entrepreneurship circles in New York, and asked

    I'm reminded of this older (Quartz!) article about entrepreneurship: https://qz.com/455109/entrepreneurs-dont-have-a-special-gene-for-risk-they-come-from-families-with-money/

    "Following your dreams is dangerous,” a 31-year-old woman who runs in social entrepreneurship circles in New York, and asked not to be named, told Quartz. “This whole bulk of the population is being seduced into thinking that they can just go out and pursue their dream anytime, but it’s not true.”

    So while yes, there’s certainly a lot of hard work that goes into building something, there’s also a lot of privilege involved—a factor that is often underestimated."